Caño Cristales - five color the river

4 years ago

Did you know that there are rivers with colored water?
We also did not know - and in fact, it turns out, there!
In Colombia, there is a river called Caño Cristales, it "five color the river" or "river of five colors."
Caño Cristales originates in the mountains south of the Macarena in the Colombian province of Meta, and flows from west to east, and then falling into the river Guayyabero. Caño Cristales - just a small river length is only about 100 kilometers long and 20 meters wide, but the small size does not prevent it from being one of the most beautiful and famous rivers of the world.
Five colors Caño Cristales - a red, green, yellow, blue and black. Red shades give a unique local water algae Macarenia clavigera, green, yellow and black - other aquatic plants and river sand, and blue, and blue - the sky reflected in water. The spectacle is truly fantastic get - River water has hundreds of colors and shades smoothly into each other.
An amazing variety of colors Caño Cristales acquired during the period from June to November, during the few weeks between the rainy season and drought. It was at this time, access to the river is open to tourists, but to admire the five-color river is not easy - to see the Caño Cristales, you must first get the plane to a small Colombian town of La Macarena, and then go to a difficult hike on hiking trails in the national park through which the river flows.

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